Keeping busy (in Forth) Mar 22, 2017
Serial ports, radio packets, I2C devices… it adds up when you’re trying to keep many activities going at once. Luckily, there are some nice packages for Mecrisp Forth to help with this…
This week, I’m going to look into multi-tasking, timers, and how this impacts ultra low-power use in battery-powered nodes:
- Let’s try out the multi-tasker - Wed
- Sometimes, timers are easier - Thu
- Stay busy, but also sleep a lot - Fri
For now, I’ll be using this test setup:
That’s a HyTiny with a couple of LEDs (and a second one as SerPlus), but it’ll all work equally with a JeeNode Zero of course.